Alarm is a siren with a message and the Lockdown Alarm is the song
"Everything's Gonna be Alright" by Bob Marley. If any parent/caregiver
is on site in the event of an alarm they are to follow established procedures.
year there are a number of events for students, staff and parents. These
include the Art Show, Beach-a-thon, Marymount Day, Marymount Fair, Thank You
Liturgy, Year 6 Commissioning and Graduation Ceremonies, Class Open Days and a
variety of sporting events. All are advertised in the school newsletter.
curriculum provides opportunities for students to experience life in community
situations outside the family. Appropriately planned and supervised camps and
excursions assist greatly in the students' understanding of the community in
which they live. An educational excursion is any student activity conducted
outside the school site that is organised by the school and approved by the
Primary School and Marymount College come together biannually in a shared
commitment to hold the Marymount Fair. This is regarded as essential to the
furthering of school relations and provides much needed income for both
parties. Expenses and profits are divided evenly. A decision about the date
will be made no later than the March P&F meeting each year.
The Parent/s or
Guardian/s responsible for payment of accounts is to sign the application form
guaranteeing to pay accounts as they fall due. All applicants for enrolment
receive a copy of the School Fees Policy and families currently enrolled will
also receive a copy of this Policy.
The College or
Primary Schools may check payment and student records at previous schools and
Parent/s or Guardian/s may be requested to provide a letter from your previous
school indicating that all fees are paid at time of transfer.
All members of
the school staff are encouraged to maintain current, certified standard of
First Aid and provision is made in the professional development calendar for
procedures are to be followed stringently in the administering of first aid to
ensure safe practices for all personnel and students:
are not to administer first aid.
class times, the teacher (or designated adult) will administer first aid
providing the duty of care to all students is not compromised. If this is
not possible, the student is to be escorted to the Administration Area,
with accompanying instructions to personnel in the Admin Area.
recess times, if a need for first aid arises, the teacher on duty should
be informed and the child is to be escorted to the Admin building for
treatment. Except in emergencies, teachers are not to administer first aid
whilst engaged in playground supervision.
precautions to prevent infection should be taken. Avoid direct contact
with blood and bodily fluids - always use disposable gloves. If contact
inadvertently occurs - wash contacted areas with cold water and soap. Cuts
and scratches are to be covered by a sterile dressing.
areas are hygienically maintained - areas contacted by body fluids are
wiped down with cold water and then a bleach or disinfectant.
cases of serious accident or where a child is distressed, parents are to
of all first aid treatment are recorded in the Log Book in the First Aid
It is a very
clear school policy that students must wear their school hat whenever not
undercover. Students without hats during recess times must sit in a covered
area. Students who continually fail to wear a hat will be reported to the
Leadership Team so that parents may be contacted.
covered by a basic coverage from Catholic Church Insurances. This cover is for
24 hours per day while on school activity or business. Further information is
available in the School Office or by phone on 1300 655 001.
in the school has as its focus the special needs learners of the school.
Specific support is available for students with learning difficulties, who are
gifted or those from non-English speaking backgrounds.
The Library /
Resource Centre is the educational heart of Marymount Primary School and as
such consumes more of our resources than any other single area. The main aim of
the Library / Resource Centre is to encourage resource based (all medium)
research oriented teaching and learning experiences. It should be a place of
learning and enjoyment for all at Marymount Primary.
We want the
Library / Resource Centre used as much as possible by all people, understanding
that the Teacher Librarian and Library Aide are resources with special skills
all should learn to use.
Students, Prep -
Year 3, attend a 30 minute library lesson with the Teacher Librarian each week.
Teachers are also able to bring their class to the library at negotiated times
and remain and work cooperatively in the library/computer labs.
There will be no
class borrowing for the first and last week of the school year. This time will
be used to organise class data bases, bulk loans and reading schemes ready for
the new year. Resources are not to be lent to parents or students over the
Christmas break but rather public libraries are to be recommended for use
during school breaks. It is school policy to ask for the replacement or cost
for lost or damaged books.